Deadpool is one of the most popular comic-book characters who enjoys a massive cult following. When he was introduced into the X-Men universe for the first time, he was a horrible pile of shit that needed to be aptly cleaned. But then Ryan Reynolds reprized his role in new franchise and it became a huge success with Box office collections over $750 million worldwide while the production budget was just $60 million. It became the highest grossing R-Rated movie ever and the rest is history.
The original director Tim Miller left the ship and he was replaced by David Leitsch for the sequel. He said:
“The success of the first film has given us license to explore opening up the world and actually being more provocative. That’s what people are going to expect. They did such an incredible job with the first film — I’m such a huge fan, that it’s exciting to get to play in that sandbox. The fun thing about Deadpool is, there are no rules. Look at the comic book series. There aren’t any rules. We break them! That’s what is fun”.
Apart from Deadpool, the fan favorite Cable has been thrown into the mix. It is played by the most sought after and talented Josh Brolin (who recently played Thanos in Infinity War). In the comics, Cable belonged to a future where the mutants are being hunted down by an army of hyper-intelligent androids called the sentinels, whose sole reason to exist is to hunt down mutants. In Cable’s future, the mutant-sentinel war has taken its toll on the planet and the world suffers because of it every day.
Director David Leitsch specifically talked about the fact that the chemistry between Deadpool and Cable in the sequel is amazing and bad ass. He could’nt have been more right. Here’s what he said:
“Cable has a really interesting and complex backstory. Obviously, no film could ever encapsulate the entire backstory, so I think we’ll find the first introduction is about who this character is. When you look at the Cable and Deadpool comic book series, you see how there is banter between them. Whether they are on opposite sides or not, they are definitely formidable to each other. One is frustrating to the other. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin is amazing. It’s not unlike what you see in the Cable and Deadpool series”.
The movie had Cable saying that the planet has been “F*cked into a coma” which basically means a bleak and dystopian future where the mutant-sentinel war rages on. The glimpses we had of the future timeline in Deadpool 2 didn’t show us much but they showed us enough.
The flying robots and the dark skies point to one thing. Cable is part of the timeline of yet another X-Men movie. Want to know how? Here’s how Cable of Deadpool 2 is connected to another major X-Men movie!!!
The movie Deadpool and Deadpool 2 have treaded carefully when it comes to mixing up their timelines with the other movies. Deadpool is within the larger X-Men universe but only in a theoretical sense. The most connection the Deadpool franchise has with the X-Men movies of Fox Studios is limited to quirky one-liners about the producers not being able to rope in more actors, awesome references and short cameos by the concerned actors in the movie. But that was it.
Deadpool shows us the X-Mansion but not the X-Men. That cameo wasn’t enough. The fans wanted more and with the addition of Cable, we thought we had it. We couldn’t be so wrong. But the future still holds promise for the Merc with a mouth.
The similarities between Deadpool 2’s future timeline that Cable hails from and the future timeline of the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie showed us are quite similar, aesthetically and practically. If you think it logically, you will surely get it.
Cable belongs to a race of mutant mercenaries in the comic books that travel the timeline to right the wrongs done in the mutant-sentinel war. The Sentinels were created because of dangerous mutants like Firefist taking the law into their own hands.
The movie did show us Firefist is a known and wanted fugitive in the future who enjoys killing. Maybe it was his actions that spurred the Humans to bring the Sentinel program online. What happens next is what we see. The Sentinels take over the Earth and rule the planet with an Iron Fist. The Mutants are scattered away. When Cable says the planet is now in a coma, this is probably what he meant.
Deadpool 2’s connection to the Days of Future past movie is certainly going to make things complicated. The Sentinels have been used sparingly until now in the Fox Studios movies. The TV Show Gifted showed us their latest incarnation and that too was modified.
There’s a reason the Deadpool sequel did not show us any sentinels as that would have screwed up the sanctity the Deadpool franchise has achieved by staying away from the abysmally evil X-Men movies.
What the Studio is basically trying to say is that Cable does belong to X-Men: Days of Future Past but don’t even for a second think that we are going to get more than this. The Studio has taken the right decision. Showing us that Cable belongs to the last X-Men movie; Hugh Jackman was a part of delivering this pretty good news for us Mutant fans.
But whether there will be an actual crossover between Deadpool and X-Men movies is a matter of speculation; but what is almost confirmed is that X-Force is very much part of Deadpool franchise now.
Here’s what Deadpool writer Paul Wernick said:
“Calendar-wise, X-Force is next up in line. Drew is finishing up his movie [Bad Times at the El Royale]. Come the fall, I think he’ll turn his attention fulltime to X-Force and so that’s next up in the series. I do think we are always thinking about Deadpool. It will be nice to take a little bit of a break. We’ve been writing consecutive Deadpool drafts for the last nine years. And we’ve got drafts since 2009 in our computer all the way through to 2018. So, it will be nice to kind of catch our breath. My guess is you will see Deadpool again in his own movie. Whether we skip Deadpool 3 and just go to Deadpool 4, I’m not sure. But my guess is you will be seeing much more of Deadpool in the future in various forms and fashions.”
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At the end of the movie, Cable decides to stay behind and stop whatever happened in the past that screwed up the planet from ever happening. Will this affect the future timeline? It most definitely will. But will it affect his relationship with his daughter and wife? That is something we have to wait and find out on our own. When the next movie in the Deadpool franchise hits the screens, we will have an answer. Currently, Deadpool 2 is playing successfully in theatres, here’s the official movie synopsis:
“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”
The connection to the other movies is pretty neat. Whether it is Deadpool 3 or the X-Force movie that finally gives us the piñata to hit, all we shall say is that all good things come to those who wait.